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and enters the guinness book of world records as the highest selling rap artist of all time. jamala lesane: they lost a great man. they lost an activist. a poet. a rapper. a brother. a friend. he was one of the great ones. yeah, he was..." danyel smith: he's, he's not a perfect person. he's not a perfect rap star. he's not a perfect pop star. i think people liked him all the more for that. edi mean: "that sense of humour man, the dude was funny. it's not all you know, not all what you see, the toughness and the bravado and all of that. we did more laughing than we did any of that tough gangster s**t." his mother afeni, takes the family reigns. in 1997, the
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>> bill: hey, good morning, friends and neighbors. great to see you today. it is monday february 25th. welcome to the "full-court press" here on currents t.v. we are coming to you live from our nation's capitol and, yeah, we all have sort of a hangover this morning like most of you. i guess we all stayed up late last night watching the ausc-arizona. "argo" trumped "lincoln," which was for a long time to win. whatever happened to "zero dark thirty"? the nation's governors are here in washington. more and more of them are seeing the advantage of obamacare and ex pend expanding medicare coverage.
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the republicans say we don't care. take a meat ax and just destroy the government. that and a whole lot more here on today's "full-court press." but first, we get the latest. lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning everyone. as bill mentioned, the national governor's association is in dc this morning and president obama and vice president biden will be speaking to that group from the state dining room. no doubt they will touch on the sequester, which is still scheduled to hit this friday. if those cuts go into effect we can expect hundreds of thousands of furloughs and lay-offs plus clogged air travel and reduced education funding and unemployment benefits. the president is asking both parties to work alongside him to end the budget stalemate and he will tell governors there is work to be done. dr. joe biden and the first lady will speak at today's meeting.
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a surprise appearance last night at the ausc-arizona. here she is in that dress that she wore to the governors' dinner she was not actually in los angeles, but she did speak live from the diplomatic room to announce the winner for best picture, "argo." mrs. obama's office said as a movie lover she was honored to celebrate the award and the artists who inspire us. two are forming a public advocacy group advertising for action will stay clear of election activity but it will be aimed at making political and legislative changes at both the federal and state level. more bill press up after the break. stay with us. we have a big big hour and the iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out
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>> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on currents t.v., this is "the bill press show." >> bill: and the oscar for best picture goes to... "argo" that award announced by the first lady of the united states and a new first for strange oscar performance, oscar show, i should say. her performance was fine. what do you say, everybody? great to see you on a monday. monday february 5th -- 25, that is. we are all sort of hung-over because we were up late last night watching the ausc-arizona like most of you. we will talk about that and all of the items in the news today wherever the news is happening, we will bring it to you. of course, look forward to
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hearing from you about what you think about it and what it means to you and to your family. hope you had a great, great weekend and are ready to tackle the news of the week. should be a lot happening this week. it's going to be a business week because congress comes back in session, and they've got a deal with immigration. they've got a deal with gun safety and above all, they have to deal with yet another fiscal cliff. here we go. sequester ready to kick in on friday. they don't have to vote for it. this is unless -- unless they do something. if they do nothing, the sequester will kick in unless they do something, the sequester will kick in. we will talk a lot about that today. we will look forward to hearing from you by phone at 866-55-press, or on twitter twitter @bpshow. hoe hope you saw my tweets about jerry brown. took some pictures and tweeted them to you.
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>> he could sing. that was amazing. a good voice. maybe the best sign of the night got off with meryl streep presenting the oscar to "daniel day lewis." he deserved best actorfo "lincoln." we heard funny things about the say that he and meryl streep almost did a -- changed roles. >> it's a strange thing because three years ago, before we decided to do a straight swap i had actually been committed to play "margaret thatcher." that's funny. >> not known as a cross-dresser. >> and merle was -- was steven's
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first choice for link"lincoln." and i would like to see that version. >> he is a good dramatic actor, not so much delivering comedic lines. >> there is a funny concept to the idea. >> sure >> bill: we have a lot coming up, chris orr film critic for the at"atlantic" in studio with us. he will give us his take on the academy sarcitis and those from buzzfeed and huffington post and about what we can expect this weekend on our nation's capitol. republicans say, sequester, obama is just exaggerating. but first. >> this is the full court press. >> other headlines making news on this monday jimmy johnson winning the daytona 500 for the second time just beating out dale earnhardt, jr. in the final lap after racing one lap
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of last year's race before cramping, danica patrick, first woman to lead the race she finished 8th though she held third place until the final lap and admitted she will replay her final strategies over and over in her mind. >> people still consider her the winner yesterday. she got more attention than jimmy johnson. >> big time. >> mitt romney is coming back into the spotlight after it was a announced last week he will be speaking at cpac. fox news announcing he will give his first post e election tell television interview and ann romney will join him for the sit-down with chris wallace isn't that glad? i miss him. god, what lose her. >> i have no desire to hear what he has to say but isn't it something for a losing wandate to wait this long to give the first interview? >> yes, but what is also unusual is for the media and his party
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to just dump him. >> yeah. >> and no more working from home if you are an employee at yahoo. the company's new ceo, marissa maher says all tell commuting employees with work together in a collaborative environment. this is not sitting well with many employees because they chose to work at yahoo because of its flexible work environment. but no more. they got to come into the. >> i don't know about it. elecommuting. >> it works for a lot of people. >> bill: it does work for alternates of people. >> 34078s and whatnot with >> bill: but there are more and more writers who do work from home. and they either deliver the product or they don't. but they are like a columnist. right? >> yeah. yeah. yeah. i mean for example, i come. here i am. i am here. i am here. >> this is an elaborate studio you have built in your home >> bill: this is not a green
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screen. i am actually here, but my column, i write from home and i deliver my column. if i deliver my column, they don't good a rat's ass whether i wrote it on the beach or, you know, in the. >> right. >> bill: doesn't matter. so yesterdayye, indeed what does matter is this sequester. friday is the date. saz i mentioned earlier it will kick in, and it's amazing to me how big it is, how bad it is and yet how little a lot of people seem to care. and so, i think here is why. we went to a little dinner party in the neighborhood friday night. and while we were having a drink, somebody said, you know bill, at dinner i want you to explain to me what the sequester is. i keep hearing this word. i don't know anything about it. this is in washington on capitol hill. and i made a joke about, listen i work from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the morning, and after that, i
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don't want to talk about this crap. right? but i realized there were several people there who said, no. we really want to know what the sequester is all about. people, i think a lot of americans haven't -- don't know the impact of this. and we found out more about it on friday. it is bad news. it is bad news on the domestic side and on the pentagon side. and it's not to be taken lightly on the domestic side. every single program that people count on is going to be cut across the board, 13%. >> that's social security. >> that's medicare. >> that's medicaid. >> that's headstart. >> that's -- it's -- it is so bad that the congressional budget office said: this sequester will take us not right away but probably by the end of the year from recovery into recession.
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back into recession. so this thing, here you go, you do this. the economy is going to tank. i was in the briefing room friday at the whitehouse when secretary ray lahood came in secretary of transportation, ray lahood, talking about just one other aspect of that, of the sequester that we can expect and that is in air travel. the secretary mentioned they have no flexibility in this. they have to cut so much and the only wake they can cut with so many employees they've got is to make -- is to require some of them to take a furlough. most of their employees are air traffic controllers. >> that's going to mean flights are going to have to be delayed. ray lahood saying this is something you ought to pay attention to. >> this is a big diesel. it's a big deal because a lot of people, common ordinary citizens fly. a lot of people use airports. and this is going to have a real impact. >> bill: that impact will be
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seen first of all in delays. >> flights to major cities like new york san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 barbatose during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> longer lines, of course because there will be for sure tsa employees. so the secretary pointed out they are going to be delays and there are going to be a lot of flights cancelled. they won't be able to handle the normal flow of aircraft. we will have to slow them down. imagine, you know, you are taking off. you know how much -- we get annoyed if it's a 15-minute delay. now, a 90-minute delay sitting on the tarmac or circling 90-minute delays and the secretary also released a list of cities where they are just going to shut down the airport if they don't have enough fliefts, they will transfer
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people from smaller airports to bigger airports to help fill in the gap. you can go, i am sure, into the department of transportation. boca raton, hilton head and sort of these mid-size kind of cities, just going to shut the tower down, shut the airport down. and one question came up to ray lahood, so mr. secretary, you are the first cabinet secretary to come out higher why is it they sent you out. >> i would describe my appearance here with one word. republican. they are hoping maybe i can influence some of the people in my own party. >> bill: guess what. it doesn't look like he did. you would think maybe they would listen, republicans would listen to another republican ray lahood served in the congress
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representing one of the congressional districts in illinois. a good man. did fell on deaf ears. on the pecht gone the cuts are equally severe. leon panetta saying this is going to harm our military readiness in terms of ships and planes and training of men and women for combat. we are going to be really hurting, and the pentagon, again, not that you can't cut in the pentagon. we should cut the pentagon. but these across the board cuts aren't the way to go t i would love to hear your take. two things, denial. there is not going to be so bad. no. i don't mean on. we can cut 13% 90% in the pecht gone surely. we can tightin our builts. they isn't going to be so bad or they just say no. all obama is doing is lying. he is just exaggerating to get
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his way. don't believe it. it's just peter and the wolfe. here is what's wrong with that. it's wrong because, number 1, they are wrong on their facts. these cuts are real. they are going to hurt. no. 2, it's just bad public policy. across the board cuts, as several people pointed out, erskin bowls alan simpson pointed out, it's not something any business would do. if you are having some problems your sales are not as good as they have been this month or something or the last six months in a business wants to look at what we can do to reduce costs, you don't cut everybody like 20% across the board. you don't cut your best salespeople 20%. you look for where you should cut. these across-the-board cuts are bad public policy. i want to mention one other in fact, the white house released, last night, at 8:00 o'clock, state by state, if you go to look at your state and it will tell you what happens.
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i just picked up illinois here got it on my computer. okay? just starting. illinois. teachers and schools illinois will lose approximately $33.4 million in funding for primary and secondary education putting 460 teacher and teacher's aide jobs at risk. military ness in illinois. 14,000 civilian department of defense employees will be furloughed. those people forced to take a 20% cut. you go down. you go down the list. child care up to 1100 disadd vantsaged and have you nerable children could lose access to child care. they lay it out there state by state by state. the impact across the board. this is going to hurt real people big-time and the republican response is hey it's not going to be so bad. how do you like that?
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you could be one of those 800,000 civilian employees of the pentagon, going to be forced today take a 20% pay cut. but guess what? members of congress are exempt. they won't take any pay cut. 866. how can they let this happen? it is so irresponsible. 866-55-press. 866-5577-377. do you think it's for real, or do you think the president is just making it up? this is "the bill press show."
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>> this is "the bill press show." . >> all right. 26 minutes after the hour here on a monday, monday, february 25th. just looking during the break, pulled up new jersey here in new jersey, in terms of military readiness, approximately 11 ,000 civilian department of defense employees will be furloughed. >> that's a 20% pay cut for them. tough apples say republicans. headstart, 1300 kids in new jersey will lose headstart and early headstart services. republicans say, too bad. you will get over it. the president is just exaggerating. peter, comments on this social network. >> we are on twitter @bpshow. don 2k3wri6 i think says every time i hear a g.o.p. talk about anything, i always have my fact checker on. and jim irwin says the late great senator ted kennedy summed this up best when he was talking
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to republicans and said how much do you want from working people? on twitter @bp show. >> sam in rochester, new york. dial tone >> bill: the other thing about this this, of course is we had tom coburn who is a fiscal hawk but has been a responsible fizzscal hawk saying that the president is just exaggerating to make a point. it's a politics. when you have the congressional budget office saying if you want a rae session, here is the way to get a recession. when you have alan simpson and erskine bowls who say this is the wrong way to go. republicans still aren't listening. they are determined to make this happen. janice down in atlanta. hey, janice, good morning.
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>> good morning, bill. >> what's up? >> caller: what i am calling ba about, to me it sees lime it's actually treason. i am trying to figure out why nothing is being done in reference to this. also, when they've met, when president obama was first elected and they met in a group and investigated watergate, why did they not investigate this? i understand you have free speech and freedom to assemble but they met to actually overthrow the government so to speak. i wanted to know: why is it that -- >> bill: i think technically it might not be treason but i tell you one thing, it is bad for this country, and republicans are going to let it go. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it.
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[ music ] >> chatting with you live at this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: hey, 33 minutes after the hour now. here we go the full court press, on a monday monday, february 25th, great to see you today. we are talking about republicans denying that the sequester is going to have any impact at all, that the president is just exaggerating as to how bad it will be. an independent non-partisan research group for the congress takes a look at it and says by the end year we will be out of recovery and back into recession. that's really what we want? unbelievable they would let this happen. your calls at 86 situation-55 press. i think we are they are getting away it because most americans
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security operations could include a reduction in service hours to the public and a growth in the backload of social security disability claims and a delay, of course, in getting benefits out to the people who are in the system. this is going to impact every single domestic federal program. deep cuts, bad cuts hurting real people and deep cuts bad cuts hurting our military. >> that's what you want in the you got it. warren calling from irvine california. hey, warren, thanks for checking in from the west coast. >> good morning. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: i realize they say congress is exempt from all of this, but what about their staff and all of the benefits they have. why aren't they sharing in the pain that's going to happen? >> bill: because they don't care, i guess, and they think they are more important than average working americans around
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the country. >> caller: that's obvious. >> bill: yeah. i think that fact in and of itself says a lot about, you know, the people who are making the laws and the people making the decisions, warren >> caller: i agree with you. >> bill: all right. i appreciate you checking in. thank you. that is pretty outrageous. it's like do as i say, not as i do. right? >> that's how they are doing business. jim says -- tweetingat @bp it's unconscionable they are not participating in cuts. they seem to immunize themselves from the laws they have passed. they will take, take take. when it comes time to turn it on themselves, they can cut a little from their own bucket, they are not willing to do that. >> no. i don't think any -- if we are going to do this i don't think anybody, anybody should be exempt.
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i mean if it makes since, follow the logic. right? if it makes sense to cut 13%, 9%, 20 %, whatever it is across the board. the meat-ax approach then you don't spare anybody. right? that should be the law. that should be the way it works. sandsra in atlantic city new jersey. how are you? >> i am good. >> thanks. i was commenting wanted to comment on what the previous caller said. congress makes these laws for other people. they don't share our pain. they don't know what it is to be without. it's just heart breaking that they won't do their job. >> that's what people cents them there for to do their job.
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it's like they are there to do what's best for the country, too. there is no way you can look at this. across the board cuts. not that we don't have to have budget cuts as well as new revenue of the there is no way you are going to go do these across the board cuts. some are worth protecting. some aren't. across the board cuts are bad public policy. right? >> yes. >> i will tell you one thing, i would be willing to bet that if there were a republican in the white house, this would never happen. a lot of this is just anti-obama. >> that's all. >> they want to make -- they want to make obama look bad. they want to try to bring him down. down. you and i were chatting about this too. it is republicans are in the denial game. al gore's famous line "denial
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is not just a river in egypt. they are playing the denial game. they are also playing the other game, which is: this is obama's idea. he gets all of the blame. it's his sequester. so don't be mad at us. point the finger at the president. bob woodward former -- of watergate fame, of course still washington post investigative reporter and author of i don't know. 12 or more books or more about the presidency who thinks he knows more than anybody else and he has been on this program several times. he thinks he knows more than anybody else in washington, d.c. about anything. the most arrogant bastard i have
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ever met. he says -- no. i wrote in my book how this happened. this happened, jack lew, a meeting at the whitehouse he and ron neighbors t present liaison with congress or whatever. they laid this on harry reid and that's how it all got started. he is -- so i says obama is lying basically is what he is saying, you know. he is dead wrong. the sequester did not start with jack lew. it are started back in 1985 with graham-rudman. >> that's when they first had the sequester for that round of budget cuts. so it's an idea that's been around. yes, as jay carney has pointed out, if there was a meeting with the white house, would the republicans remember who were holding up refuses to do anything about raising the debt ceiling because they said we have to have a lodge-term
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deficit reduction plan: the president said we will appoint this committee. >> i am having bad flashbacks >> bill: we were this and they said how do we know the super committee is going to do its job and jack lew said i remember something that they did 25 years ago or whatever called a sequester. the republicans said we like that idea. we will hold this giant rock above people's heads that will fall on their heads if they don't do hair job. the republicans embraced it, voted for it. paul boehner voted for it. eric cantor, 174 republicans, john boehner said, i am so happy, i've got 98% of what i
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want. though passed it. now, they don't care if the rock falls on their head that's the bottom line. the super committee didn't do its job. now the rock's about to fall. they say, hey, let it fall. woodward is wrong. this is john boehner's baby. i don't want to get in a blame game etee. this is for our country. he no responsible. no responsible member of congress would let this happen to real americas. we are going to take a little time out. talk more about this later. time out to talk usmc arizona with chris orr from the atlantic coming up next. >> this is "the bill press show." live on your radio and current
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>> and the oscar goes to... "argo." thank you. >> "the bill press show." >> there we go 13 minutes before the top of the hour, the first lady of the united states stepping up to the plate last night to give out the best picture award. it was quite a show. all of us up late watching the show last night, including our good friend, chris orr for the atlantic. thanks for geltting up early for us? >> it's my pleasure. i wish i were there in person. >> so do we. >> that's all right. so before we get into category by category overall, what did
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you think of that long show last night? >> you know, as you say, it was long. it's always long. i thought it was actually a pretty good show. >> really? >> i thought it was better than it's been in several years. >> seth mcfarland? >> honestly i thought he did a really nice job. i thought he was funny. he was charming. and the show, itself was less hard to sit through for the 11 hours that it went on than is usually the case. >> the vote here on our team shat william shatner thing which is so forced and so long much too long. >> yeah. >> painfully long. >> the best way i could say maybe he would be good to watch
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the ausc-arizona with you but maybe not host next time. >> when you look at the runner up awards argo became the in-house favorite. didn't it? >> no. it reminds me a lot of three years ago when the hurt"the hurt locker," which was a much more surprising winner overall just wrapped up award after award afterward. >> there was a time and we talked about this where lincoln. you will never beat lincoln. it will sweep the ausc-arizona. the two surprises for me were supporting actor, which i didn't
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he was not a terribly known act or. i was debated he won. i thought he was marvelous in django unchanged. >> the other was best districtor, which i think a lot of people like me that the was going to. i think the whole world did. may not get the best picture. >> i thought he would. >> whatever happened to -- what happened to -- i could swear there was a movie this year made about the osama bin laden? >> we haven't talked about this. you have seen it. you saw zero dark 30? >> absolutely. >> what was your thought about it? last time we talked? >> i hadn't seen it yet. i thought it was very powerful but i came out of it thinking
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"argo" is a better picture. i personally did. >> as you know, i was a huge, huge zee"zero dark thirty" fan. did you think that it was i am plicitly pro-tortureimplicitly pro-torture >> bill: i thought they got more out of them than torture. and jessica chast ane did a great job. the surprise to me was i waited until about a week ago to see django unchanged. as i mentioned to our all yangs here, i never saw so many people killed in my life and i another laughed so harvard in my life. it was a little tool long, too the last sequence that candy land could have been trimmed by about an hour. i thought it was a felony om natural movie.
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>> i thought they could haveh one of the two bloody scenes. but the hoods, i haven't -- >> i am still laughing about that. that whole sequence. >> amazing. >> ho about silver lining's playbook? if you talk about an ad campaign? the weinstein brothers went all out. i thought they might manage to squeeze that. >> they did not get the best actress award. >> yeah. >> you predicted that one, too? >> yeah. and i don't think best actress as strong a category this year as it is some years. but she is the youngest i believe the youngest performer ever to be nominated for her
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second oscar. she was a worthy winner. i am delighted she won. >> i thought bradley cooper was good in that honestly, i had him pegged as somebody much more limited. i thought that he was going to be the guy who could, you know, who could be tremendously reliable as the sleezy best friend, you know. >> exactly. as the guy he played in the hangover and every other movie you had seen him in. he really opened my eyes in silver lining's playbook. i thought he was terrific. >> i thought the way he created this brand-new character that he sort of breathed the life into to me, i was much more impressed by that than i was with say, daniel day louis who was made up to look like lincoln and gave a good performance. as i was depressed by the
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general genuine performance by bradley cooper. >> here is my proper problem with what happened i think i will have to see "life of pi" which i had been avoiding too. overall, though, chris, thank you for joining us. i think what we can say is it was a good year for hollywood. >> it was a really, really good year for movies. i think the best year since, gosh, i can't even think. >> let's have another good one. all right. thank, chris. follow chris orr at "the he is a great friend of the show. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] your vacuum doesn't always pick up what's left behind. only the resolve easy clean system has foam power to stop dirt in its tracks. it penetrates deep within your carpet removing 3 times more dirt than vacuuming alone. leaving the busiest areas of your carpets, truly fresh and clean. the resolve easy clean system.
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show." [ music ] >> bill: my fellow americans, good morning, good monday morning to you. great to see you today this monday february 25th. and this is the full court press coming to you live on current tv all across this great land of ours. good to see you this monday morning. hope you had a great time watching the ausc-arizona last night. a lot of surprises. argo continuing its sweep of the award ceremonies trumping linkon, of course, and whatever happened to zero dark thirty? got totally shut out last night. the nation's governors are in town. more and more of them saying, hey, this is a pretty good idea obama has of expanding medicare even republican governors now signing on to that. we are now five days from the
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sequester severe impacts and republicans don't care. >> that's where we will start out today and a whole lot more. but first the latest, lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles with today's current news update. good morning. >> good morning everyone. the white house is breaking the sec questquester down state by state. the administration details notable con frequencies in areas like public health research and education. this means 70,000 kids will lose access to early education programs. we could see 2,000 fewer food inspections. small businesses will lose $900 million in loan guarantees and nearly 400,000 mentaly ill adults and children will go untreated. breaking that down state by state, california will lose more than $90 million in education funding. new york will lose about $13 million that would normally go toward making sure the water and air are kept clean and
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52,000 department of defense employees would see furloughs in texas. this new report is all part of the administration's pr push pressuring republicans to raise taxes on the wealthy and close loop holes and benefit theridge. bobby jindall is saying he is for closing those loopholes but he wants the extra money to bring down the tax rate rather than pay for more government programs. he is suggesting the president should avoid these upcoming beaumont cuts by putting off medicare expansion and delaying healthcare to middle and lower americans. taking money from the affordable care act becoming more popular for republicans. more bill press is up after the break. stay with us. this show is about analyzing criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal or is it
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>> on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> the oscar for best directors goes to ang lee for life of pi. great to see you this morning. it is monday, a big monday. hope you had a good weekend. this is monday february 25th. thank you for joining us here on the "full-court press" as we come to you live all the way across this great land of ours coast to coast on your local progressive talk radio show. of course, and on current tv. we will bring you up to date on the news of the day here in our nations's capitol and around the globe and you give you a chance to tell us what it means to you, what you think about it all.
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give us a call at 866-55-press. our toll-free number or twitter handle @bpshow. our press show. we have our regular team press here reporting for duty this morning. it's comfort ing okay a monday morning when they find out they survived the weekend. they come back to work for another week since they are volunteering, you never novwhether they will come in or not. phil back we can on the phones and cyprian boulding keeping us looking good. we welcome to studio to start off today, attorney david haynes with the great johnny cochran's law firm. johnny gone but his law firm continues. >> thank you. >> you are based in washington. >> right here in the district practicing in the baltimore area for as well. virginia, d c. and maryland. >> the mothership is still in
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los angeles? >> los angeles, yes, and a number of offices around the country. we opened our office in 2002. johnny actually had a lot of cases and a lot of business here in d.c. as well as in other cities. and so as his reputation grew nationally, there become a demand to set up regional offices. we have been doing there here almost eleven years. >> dan, one thing that's been happening this weekend is if you follow me on twitter you know i have been hanging out with jerry brown, governor of california. the nation's governors are here first the democratic governors met and i think the republicans had their separate meeting too. they were at the whitehouse for a black tie dinner and they were -- and the president welcomed them, gave a little toast was but he started out by pointing out to them that i had seen a lot of these governors the last year, as he was campaigning around the country. >> last year, i got to see firsthand some of the great work
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that our governors are helping to accomplish all across the country. now, it's true that i had a chance to see some accomplishments and some states more than others. ohio. i with a, colorado virginia. but i hope to see more of you this year. the rest of you. >> funny how some of those states popped up on his travel schedule more often than others. right? david haynes is going to tell us about a very important and troubling lawsuit here in the baltimore area. also joined a little bit later by reporters from huffington post and politico and buzzfeed covering the politico front. >> first. >> other headlines making news. we don't have any of the fancy openers. i have the news none less tiger woods and his wife were photographed together at a youth sporting event over the weekend. tmz reports tiger first arrived along with their two kids.
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they had a divorce in 2010. he first arrived alone with the kids. them she showed you. they hung out for about half an hour talking with each other as their kids were playing before they became the center of attention. so they left together in elan's car. no word on where they we want. they were married for 6 years before he had his incident with the golf club on thanksgiving. >> that incidents. >> yeah. >> they have kids and stuff. so i am sure they are going to have to maintain their professional relationship. >> absolutely. but for a couple of weeks there have been these rumors fuel that maybe that relationship might become more than professional. >> i would be stunned. >> it's happened before. the story surrounding oscar pistorius and his murdered girlfriend is more twisted now. his older brother, carl pistorius is facing murder charges in an unrelated accident where someone died.
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he was originally tried. the carbolics were dropped but now they have been refiled which apparently you can file in the south african legal system. >> bill: the lead prosecutor in the case is also up on murder charges. good grief. >> south africa doesn't look so good. hol couplewood hon ordered it's best and worst. the twilight saga was named the worst at the razzy awarded. adam sandlin winning worst actor for "that's my boy." "the headline in the baltimore sun, women weigh legal options in hopkins case this is the hospital there. the sub head: gynecologist accused of secretly filming patients.
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david haynes, you are on this case with the cochran law firm. this is all about alleged activity by a dr. nakita haynes. >> levy. yes. d levy has been an obstetrician for 25 years and took his life last monday, the 18th. and as the news began to break on tuesday when the police began to search the home where his body was recovered, unfortunately, a large volume of digital information and a lot of computer equipment was recovered including six servers, 10 hard drives and has been widely reported that videotaping of his patients during exag nations had been going on tragically for many years. details are still coming out, but there is grave concern among all of these patients including under-age patients forming probably were videotaped as
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well. these women have a lot of questions and not many answers right now but are very terrified. >> how many years do you think this activity was going on? >> it's unclear. >> how many women or patients might have been -- >> it's estimated over 1100 patients of dr. levy's. we are not clear right now whether that was active patients, if that includes a former patient number. it is very clear that he was a very -- he was a popular physician, all think there are reports coming out now that he did seem creepy and there had been some patients had concerns but he was extremely busy. this was a clinic in east baltimore, which is an under under-served area. johns hopkins took over this clinic many years ago, and reports are that he had patients lined up, you know, stacked up on the hour every day. also, some of the behavior which is troubling is he was calling back in patients to see him too regularly, particularly some patients that he was particularly interested in.
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so there were a lot of warning signs unfortunately. there are hundreds and hundreds of women who were concerned, maybe more maybe well over a thousand our phones began to ring tuesday afternoon when this -- and wednesday morning this news began to break. there are a lot of women out there. >> al period of how many years do you think? >> the videotaping, we are not clear at this point when the taping may have gun. we are hearing some anectotal, from the early 2000, some patients stopped seeing him, they have might be okay. it's purely speculation. >> maybe the last 10 years or so? >> it could be up to 10 years and the is involved in this point as well. >> he had these cameras. you have to be can a careful but thighs cameras planted in his examining room? right? >> information is thin but that's what we are gathering is
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that there were cameras. >> did you find the cameras? >> the police have said the cameras very long been recovered from the facility. it's our assumption that they were planted in the examination room and widely reported that he was using a pin camera which is a video camera you can record right on the pen. some patients now clients have told us that it did seem odd he had this large pen that he never used in his shirt pock. so he was getting it from several different angles unfortunately. >> bill: is it possible -- i know you have to be careful answering this and i have to be careful asking it but is it possible he could do this without the nurses knowing? the assistants knowing? >> these are the questions we are going to be asking in discovery and see what safety protocols were in place. we are hearing information and reports that dr. levy would often ask female nurses to leave the room which is the not
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followed protocol appeared should have been clear red flags and warning signs to the other stuff and also to the supervisors and the head of the ob/gyn department throughout the hopkins system should have known this. there are some anecdotal reports that the behavior was peculiar nurses were connected. not a lot of information on that. that's what we will seek to find out how did this come to light? did some woman see a camera and call the police or what happened? >> yes. on february 4th, there was a tip by a co-worker that they were concerned about the recording that was going on exactly what they saw or what they knew at this point we don't know. we do know that dr. levy was terminated on february the 8th. >> that's when letters began to go out to patients. but those letters did not say anything about the circumstances or, in fact, that he had been terminated. it just said that he was no longer there and they would have to find another physician. >> they didn't say why? >> didn't know why. a lot of questions. then on the 18th, he takes his
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own life, police, he had, warp, he had not shown up for a police appointment for an interview as part of this investigation. this had been going on for exactly who weeks from the day of the tip on the 4th to the time of the suicide on the jeep,th. when the police came in, as i mentioned, that's when they recovered all of the computer equipment in the basement and it became clear this is a large-scale problem. >> any evidence he circulated any of this video? >> the reports are that it may be still photography as well as video. we don't know. obviously, publication is the number one concern really here and once we have found information and been made aware that there were six servers that were recovered. unfortunately the concern has to be whether or not there was wide-spread distribution so those would not be just for storage. >> trouble ing cagles indeed
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866-55-press. you know the twitter @bpshow, if you want to comment on this or have any questions for mr. haynes. you had a meeting last week saturday, just this past saturday, this weekend, in balt more than, where, i guess you invited former patients of dr. levy's right? >> that's right. we did have a meeting at 2:00 o'clock this past saturday. we had received so many calls. there are so many questions not a lot of information getting out to the public and more particularly to these patients about what their offenses are what the legal oh, my goodness options may be. what information is coming out. a lot of these women are seeking therapy, psychiatric help not knowing which way to turn finding another physician. so due to the large volume of calls we decided today have a town-haul. meeting and we had a wondever exchange. we had an expert on women's health and frooifs, dr. eda allen appearing in her private
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capacity, i should note on saturday. she addressed these ladies and answered some questions about women's health, section wanty, privacy, the history of these issues, and to put it in a larger context, unfortunately, this is a group of patients that has, you know, been victimized before. this is a socioeconomic area which is depressed. it's likely because dr. allep took advantage of these women because probably assuming that they are, you know, a little less powerful not speaking up. it's not in as affluent area unfortunately. maybe he couldn't have gotten away with this. women who feel a little disenfranchised from the system. there are some larger issues. hop kips is an internationally known outfit. they have done a lot of wonderful work in the research area but at the same time, this is a health system like many others around the country focusing on acquiring other
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hospitals such as sibley in a more aflopped area and working on expanding their grasp while right there in on their own backyard they had this nefarious conduct occurring. >> david haynes with the cochran law firm. find out more about with cochran more comments or your questions when we come back about this case just -- dallas not a case filed yet. there is a case under investigation. >> a couple of cases were filed late friday. we are continuing to investigate, investigate. we will institute litigation as well. >> this is a case with a lot of national implication. right here with david haynes. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." converstion started next. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. the sweatshirt is nice and all but i could use a golden lasso.
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>> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> 25 minutes after the hour now here on this monday morning, february 25th, we will be talking to -- back to sequester with rachel blade. raich ahead bade. i'm sorry, from politico in the next segment. right now, we are talking about a very troubling lawsuit you are going to hear more about, a case of a gyncologist up in baltimore who allegedly was secretly videotaping his patients for years as many as 1100 women, two cases have been filed against johns hopkins university friday. right? more maybe. david haynes is in studio with us.
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he is with the cochran firm who represents many of the now deceased doctor's patients. has there ever been a case any cases like this around the country that you know of? >> not quite to this magnitude. there was one in connecticut and one in delaware recently. there was a case involving a pediatrician, unfortunately, who was violating his patients and recording some of his minor patients as well. another case involving anon cologist that was conducting a study doing this sort of they have farren fares conduct. this is not isolated where we see abuse. it seems to be male fillings doing this, whether it ab female population or minor patient population typically so there is a press didn't. there are cases that have been prosecuted and have been successful in the past. >> who is -- the doctor took his own life. he is not here. so who is responsible?
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is it johns hopkins? >> from our perspective, it certainly is. there are a lot of questions in the civil discovery process but for this to go on for so many. he was an employee of hopkins. he didn't have privileges there. he was a direct employee for 25 years. we will be bringing counts for negligent hiring supervision and retention, that they failed to suspect -- detect this activity. clearly asking questions. one patient made a complaint and no longer wanted to see him any more and switched doctors. so we think that there is a lot of information there likely that will be uncovered that they knew or should have known unfortunately that this was happening. >> the only remedy i will for these women. will this be a class action lawsuit. >> it's to be determined.
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one may have been photographed or videotaped but any lady who was a former patient of dr. levy's of course is very concerned right now. >> sure. we don't know who was stayed. even if some women turn out not to be on the tapes they have gone through what likely will be months of agony wondering if they have been victimized or not. will they ever full income know whether their images have been shared. it could very well be a large group. likely, those, these are individual actions. it may be that there also will be a class as well. >> david hainlz, that so much for coming in. it's we will be back in touch. thank you. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ]
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news story, unless congress acts. march 1st. rachel bade is with political pro covering tax policy. she joined us in the studio this morning. i want to play a quick -- we will get to that later. there are some people who are saying today that the sequester, the impact of the sequester is channel raid. most people won't feel it, that they won't even know it has happened. true or false? >> well i think that depends upon which yang he will you are coming on first of all, but also which agentcy and program. the truth of the matter is that a bunch of government agencies have already seen cuts in recent years so they have already been trilling back their bucket did and some agencies more than
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others are going to be grabxwrap ling with this. >> are people around the country 3 going to know what happenedgrap ling with this. >> are people around the country 3 going to know what happened. >> i believe so. the white house released a whole bunch reports showing how each state is going to see the effects of the sequester in various areas. for instance teacher lay-offs, thousands of them. we can see a bunch of affordable housing units disappear or close because of these grants being suspended for a while. >> i am glad you memesed that earlier. should memming it again, that the white house last night at 8:00 o'clock timed for the actual beginning the oscar ceremony. right? they released a state by state hit list for how the sequester will impact each state in the union. go to white and find it and click on your state. it will show you in terms of education, in terms of law enforcement, in terms of military readiness right down
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the line what cuts you can expect in each particular state. so so, this is not just something that's going to take -- have an impact in washington, d.c. in fact, inside of washington because congress is exempt it may have less of an impact than in other jurisdictions. >> speaking of politico in play looking new day says $3 billion in sandy aid is at risk. it could cut funds for not only sandy but 90-11 health fund that they got together for the first responders. that will be cut if sec westration goes through. there you go again. real impact on real people and real lives of real people. you have been looking particularly because you cover tax policy for politicreliminary politico pro. how will this impact the irs? >> this will have a big impact on the irs. the irs has seen its bucket slashed and the taxpayer advocate, a bunching of
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lawmakers including republicans have said the irs needs more funding, not less. so they will see budget costs cut by about 8%. that could mean employee furloughs, basically temporary suspensions to employees and the people that are going to be affected by that besides the employees are going to be every single american that has not paid his or her taxes yet. basically we are going to see longer lines to get through, talk to people on these tax -- at these tax centers when they have tax questions. it's going to take a long time for them to actually get help. you will see relayed refunds and one group that will benefit from the budget cut is tax cheaters. tax cheaters are probably going to get off of the hook easier than they normally could because there will be fewer irs agents doing audits. >> people like to hate the irs but at the same time, they depend upon the irs. i guess? right? so if you are paying your taxes this year and you know you have a refund coming and you need the
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refund and you are counting on the refund, it could take you longer to get there? >> that's right. absolutely. uh-huh. >> i was thinking so the sequester kicks in march 1st and as secretary ray lahood i was with him or i was at the briefing room when he came in. >> it kicks in march 1st. it will take until april 1st before the sequester kicks in because they have to -- they can't furlough people without give them, i think two weeks' notice or it takes awhile to readjust. right? >> right. 30 days. they have to give them 30 days' notice. >> you get to april 1st for the irs. this is crunch time. >> this is crunch time this will hit the irs at the worst possible time. >> absolutely at the middle of tax season. you you might think it i understand on april 15th but this year because of the fiscal cliff, because of hurricane sandy, tax season is going to go
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a lot longer than it normally does. tax season will be going for a while after april 15th. >> it's a lot of people do ask for an extension on their taxes? >> absolutely. >> i am always surprised how many people do. i almost allies do. >> so do we. >> sort of a progressive. not going to blame it on the sequester. >> sometimes you don't get all of the information you need? >> that's true. it's funny that you mentioned that people don't get all of the information they need. last year the irs got 115 calls from people who needed help figuring out how to, you know, get the child tax credit or expense or, you know write down their taxes with their mortgage that they paid of those 115 million, of all of the people that actually wanted to speak to an irs agent, only 68% got through. and only after waiting for 17 minutes on hold. imagine that now at the current funding legalvel.
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it will get worse if they have to cut several thousand agents. >> for now an hour or two hours on hold. when they get to you. so you are saying rye fmdz could be slow. processing the tax information will be a lot slower. >> absolutely. >> it's sort of a parallel to what ray lahood was talking about air travel. if you have to furlough air traffic controllers, that means they can't handle as many flights. flights will be farther spaced apart which means there will be flight delays cancellations and smaller airports closed because maybe some irs office is closed. i don't know. but they set out to closed some smaller airports because they just won't have the staff to handle them let me come back to these tax sheets. so the irs, one of the things they are supposed to do and we count on them to do is to -- if we are paying our taxes, we want them to catch up with the people
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who are not. right? >> absolutely. >> this will impact that? >> it will. it actually come back to that you want the people who are the law-a3w50iding taxpayers. if you think about it, every year, the irs fails to collect about $400,000,000,000 worth of tax revenue that is actually owed. >> 400? >> $400,000,000,000 every year. it's called the tax gap. if you think of it, the tax gap is actually almost half the size of the federal deficit. for every dollar that the u.s. fails to collect from taxes its owed, it has to borrow money to pay for its spending. it's not only paying for the people that, you know, fail to pay their taxes but also paying investors' interest and that come back to the taxpayer in future years. i found a study that 140ed that should sec west trace go through and not be fix the and should the irs have to lay off a few thousand enforcement employees, it's probably going to cost the government $45 bill dollars and
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that because of future interest will translate to about $33 in-householdnot in the future for americans. >> bill: this is insane. isn't it? when you think about it? i mean the impact of it. so, when tom coburn or some other -- -- or john boehner, or some other republican legislateor says they are exaggerating this is not that bad. this is not really going to hurt, it's just wrong? >> i think it really compends upon where you are looking. i think when you look at the i felt rs, i think a lot of people, even republicans, will say that, you know, that's one area that you got to crack down on tax fraud if you want to find new revenue. like that $400,000,000,000 a year is a lot. so, it really depends upon the agency and there are definitely some agencies that are going to be very much hurt by this. >> not to mention, on the gon side of the spending, too. but you see that this makes the
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point that the essential problem with the sequester is that it is across the board. the good programs in the irs that are really essential, you can't say we are going to save them and we are going to cut over here and across the board cuts mean everybody gets whacked. >> that's correct. >> across the board. right? >> exactly. >> so the programs that we would support that we know are doing a good job that we depend upon to bat? right? >> that's right. >> as well as everything else. >> yes. >> this is good stuff rachel. good reporting. thank you for coming in today? >> thank you for bringing me in >> bill: follow, i she had tell you because we can't cover everything here and in the time we have together. at politico. all of the stuff, including raichal bates reporting and you follow her on twitter @rachel mbade. thank you. >> hope it works out. >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the
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>> quick story, the tiny state of megalia is having an election right now. some of the people running have curious names. i am just going to let you know who some of the people running for state assembly in megalia, billy kid singma field marshal mao feung and romeoromey. but the two top cop tenders is named frankenstein moman and the leader, i kid you not, his name is adolph hitler. there is a politician in india.
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his parents had nod idea who the actual adolf hitler was. they knew it was a popular name because a lot of people talked about it. >> popular meaning a well-known name? >> exactly. exactly. they knew it was a well-known name. name. >> that's what they named their son and there he is. he could very well be the next state assembly man for megalia. >> the return of hitler. >> the return of hitler. >> they all have these english names at any rate. i guess they wanted to identify? >> i guess so. to name your kid frankenstein is pretty hard-core >> bill: not if you don't know what it means. indeed. >> i guess not. >> bill: back to the sequester, i was at the briefing on friday and again, the republicans are trying to say, we don't have to do anything. obama is just exaggerating. not going to be that bad. now, you know, might have some impact in some agencies but we
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can tighten our belts a little bit the reporters buy into this which drives me crazy. they should report the facts, not just repeating republican talking points. but at any rate secretary of transportation, ray lahood remember, he is a republican. he is in the united states house of representatives. he came in talking about -- we just talked about this is a big deal. it's a big deal because common ordinary citizens fly. a lot of people use airports. and this is going to have a real impact. >> bill: people say you can do this instead of that. no. no.
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the sequester is spelled out what you've got to do. there is no flexibility like we saw 800 employees in the pentagon of the it's going to require if you are lows, also in the faa among air traffic controllers and the fewer air traffic controllers on the job means secretary lahood: >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> bill: the secretary said, but, by the way, that over looks -- he didn't talk about tsa because it's not part of the department of transportation. but a lot longer lines juv getting through security and then delays up to 90 minutes, you heard him say. he knows that the -- is certain that the airlines will, as a result of those long delays end up cancelling he gave a list out
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there. go to and you can find it, a list of all of the smaller, regional airports in the country, that they are just going to simply shut down. they just will not have enough air traffic controllers to handle places. i remember, too, that he mentioned were boca raton, florida, and hilton head and i am not sure which ones. check it out. and he said, you know he just wanted to let people know this was going to happen because he said his experience in congress every time -- many many times, when his constitwe want of his ended up missing a flight or a flight was cancelled or a flight was delayed, what was the first thing they did? they called their member of congress. he said i want you to know real people are going to be impacted by these real cuts.
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anybody who says the president is exaggerating to make a point is dead wrong, irresponsible to let this happen doesn't stain, and unlike febreze >> this is the full court press. "the bill press show." live on your radio and on
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current tv. [ music ] >> this is "the bill press show" live on your radio and current tv. >> okay. gentlemen yes indeed the governors are in town of the
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president has one more meeting with the governors this morning. first of all he appeared the vice president get the presidential daily briefing at 10:00 o'clock this morning. an hour later, he will welcome the governors back to the state dining room where they had a black tie dipper for the governors and their spouses at 11:05, the president and the vice president will deliver remarks to the national governor's association and the first lady and dr. joe biden will also attend. jay carney will meet with us. white house reporters today for the daily press briefing at 12:45. i will be there. i will tell you all about it tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show."
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[ music ] >> bill: good morning friends and neighbors. great to see you today. it is monday february 25th. welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv all across this great lands of ours coming to you from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. with our eye on what's happening here here in our nation's capitol. congress taking your calls at 8 sys 6-55 press. we stayed up late with the ausc-arizona. link "lincoln" was good. "argo" was better.
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"zero dark thirty" got shut out. the 5 days before the sequester the republicans seem to want to let that happen. you bet with all of you. first, take a little time out here to get the latest. todd's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. >> good morning, everyone. secretary of state john kerry is kicking off his first official overseas trip this morning on a 9-day estimate through europe and the middle east and starting out meeting with british prime minister david cameron. kerry spoke with him about the syrian crisis. he is planning on attending a syrian opposition conference in rome later this week. the president of afghanistan is ordering all u.s. special forces out of one of the country's key provinces, facing allegation that the afghans they are working with are torturing other citizenship of the those forces
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are stationed in the prove vince of kabul and karzai says he wants them out within two weeks. that came yesterday within a certain eyes of suicide attempts in eastern afghanistan. u.s. troops are working to under the war. the "l.a. times" is reporting a top white house official secretlied visited north korea twice last year in an effort to improve relations with kim jong un. and they were aimed at haven'ting the new leader to moderate the country's foreign policy after the death of his father's kim jung il. the north corene korean government rejected any attempts at outreach. more bill. stay with us. to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal or is it political?
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a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. staying in tough with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern
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>> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> and the oscar for best actor goes to daniel day louis. for best actress to jennifer lawrence from "silver lining's playbook." good to see you today. welcome. welcome to the program coming to you live all the way across the united states of america coast to coast from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. thanks to your local progressi talk radio station and to current tv. good to have you with us whether you are listening or watching or both or maybe if you are in our chat room, thanks for being part of the program today. we know there is a lot you want to talk about.
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peter ogburn and dan hinning. >> i know how excited you are. >> i look forward to it. phil back we can has phone and cyprian boulding on the videocam as always this morning. >> i thought i was not impressed with the show last night overall. i must admit, i had such appear early wake-up. yes watch more than 35 minutes of it. but i always look forward to the opening montage, monalogue whatever. seth mcfarland, not so much. >> he sucked. he sucked. >> bill: i thought here is a montage at setting setting mcfarland. argo tells the previously the story was so top secret the
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film's director is unknown to the academy. daniel day louis is there, of course. >> you were 100% in character as linkon 24/7. stayed in character all day every day. so if you saw a cell phone, would you have to be, like oh, my god, what's that? django you know chained. this is a story of a man fighting to get back his woman who has been subjected to unthinkable violence or as briana calls it, a date movie >> bill: the last one of was edgy, what we expected from him. >> yeah. he is a funny guy in a lot of situations. he is not my favorite comedian or comedic writer but he really did not deliver. >> the william schatner coming down out of the sky with the headlines about how -- i think the first headline probably
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summed it up. the worst job ever hosting the oscars ruby kramer from buzz feed and arthur delaney from huffington post. >> this is "full-court press." >> on this monday, some other headlines making news now that we know who we want home with the ausc-arizona last night, we are curious to see how people's predictions went. nate silver of "the new york times" predicted the election correctly and did okay last night. he went 4 for 6, incorrectly predicting that sten spielberg would win best director. >> i did say that i think angly was going to win for best. i want to go on record. >> he thought tommy lee jones
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would win for link"lincoln." >> he was phenomenal. >> sorry people said tommy saands just played tom mcmorries jones. >> exactly. he played tom my lee jones. >> jimmy johnson won the daytona 500 for the second time in his career beating out dale around heart, jr., after raising one lap of last year's before crashing. danica was the first woman to lead the rates and finished 8th. she held third plates until the final lap. she admitted she will be replaying her final strategies over and over in her mind. >> exciting. saturday was a bloody day. >> it crashed. >> into the stands peel to the hospital. not good. finally, tiger woods and his ex-wife were photographed together at a youth sporting event over the weekend. tmz found tiger arriving along
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with their kids to a soccer tournament. elan showed up and they hung out talking to each other, sitting on the bench and as they became the center of adeposition, they left together in elan's car. >> together? 0 no. >>. >> they were married for 6 years, divorced in 2010. maybe. >> maybe they were taking the kids out to chuck e cheese. you know i wouldn't read too much into this. >> thing to have that relationship. they have the kids. >> he has this great thing going with somebody now, too. who knows? >> who knows? who cares? all right. i tell you. the nation's governors care. they were in town over the weekend all the national governor's association, i spent a good deal of time saturday night and yesterday evening afternoon and evening with jeremy brown, my governor and friend that i worked for, for
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four years in california. i got insights to him. i tweeted and those of you who follow us on twitter. i have seen the photo i took of jerry brown in his black tie with his wife, ann, heading off to the white house for the big black tie dipper last night where president obama welcomed the governors and pointed out that he had seen a lot of them this year. he saw some more than others. >> last year, you got to see firsthand some of the great work our governors are helping to accomplish across the country. it's chew i had a chance to see some accomplishments and some states more than others. ohio: iowa. colorado. virginia. but i hope to see more of you this year, the rest of you. >> they got a lot of attention. california was not on the lits. >> no. >> no.
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anyhow, ruby kramer covers the governor's association for buzzfeed joining us on our news line this morning. good morning. >> thank you for having me. >> bill: good to talk to you. over all, you know, we are talking, we are consumed with the sequester here in washington, d.c. did the governors knows about it? do they care about it? are they concerned about the sequester happening on friday? >> absolutely. the sequester is one of the first things that they brought up in whatever kind of open discussion forum that they had over the weekend. we saw republican governors and democratic governors coming out and saying this is not the way to governor. this will affect states more than it will anything else. we had governor inceley of washington state saying that, you know, republicans weren't coming to the table and that,
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you know, he was going to lose his income and his state. governor fallon of california a republican was saying she was losing jobs over it. it was something they talked about a lot over the weekend. >> i think there may be more talk about it today because last night at 8:00 p.m., time to coincide with the opening of the ausc-arizona, the white house released a state by state analysis of what the impact would be on each state in the union if the sequester were to happen. it's pretty detailed and it goes -- breaks down by, you know, as you know ruby i am just making sure our listeners and forties understand and you can go to that at white and people can find out teachers who will be start, head head start programs cut, military ness amped what happens to basis and civil yarn
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employees in those states. the governors, if they didn't know ahead of time they know now. right? >> absolutely. they know and they stormed the sunday shows. we had, you know, governor martin o'malley of maryland and bob mcdonald a democrat and republican coming together on "face the nation" on sunday and urging sunday to do something, you know, saying that they were partnering together asking president obama to do something. for them are they are two states that have a lot of defense basis and defense jobs in their states and the sequester is about half spending cuts had defense. so, it would really be a huge hit to both of their states. >> bill: the big news last week was -- and i was wondering in terms of unrelated to sequester but on the issue of medicaid, you know originally a lot of republican governors said they don't want anything to do with expansion of medicaid even though it's 100% covered by the
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federal government until, i think, it's 2016 and 90 percent covered after that. but suddenly some cran governors starting with rick scott down in florida are starting to have second thoughts. right? >> right. right. we have seven republican governors who have gone back on their decision and so like you said, rick scott did it last wednesday. we have governor from arizona, michigan they havenevada, michigan and florida. you said florida. we are seeing people going back on it. i think democrats are happy about that because it makes them look good. governor o'malley told me the other day sometimes they are ing wiser. that's what he had to say. it's a bateit and switch. >> i was talking with calves director of health and human services who pointed out, you know, this is a no-brainer.
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right? medicaid is such an important program and for the federal government saying we want you to expand into these areas and we will pay for that 100 percent is unprecedented. usually the federal government sticks with requiring what they are required to do. she was saying they wanted as much of that medicaid money as they can get if other governors don't want t they will take it in california as you point out, seven governors now, republican governors? >> yeah. so seven governors. >> there is one other issue that i thought i was wondering if this came up at all of this is colorado and washington state, of course, legalizing recreational use of marijuana. are any of the states looking at it? >> it wasn't on the agenda per se but i did have a chance to talk to governor hickenlooper
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about this. he said he is in talks with eric holder about trying to find a legal framework in which this can exist because, you know, they have passed the law in colorado and washington state that says marijuana is legal recreationally and federal law says it's a controlled substance and, therefore, legal. so they are trying to find some kind of no ground. they have been in talks. and governor hickenlooper says it's a challenge for everybody. they are looking at ways to bypass or find flexibility in the law. he said one of the options they are looking at is going back to congress getting them to change the controlled substance laws. >> wow. >> yeah. >> first, yeah, any other states that you know of that you are considering this? >> i don't know about considering, but i know that washington state passed a similar law
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>> bill: i was wondering if other states are going to line up to do what the they did. >> i think there is a big movement to do it. i would not be surprised if hewe saw more states putting this on the balolt in the future. i think everybody was pretty shocked it had so much success. >> bill: they will, once they see. i think. we have been talking about the add vantage. the economic advant almighty of the pot vacation. >> pot tourism. >> i think they are going to start. yeah. just a little inside baseball i have to a ask you, ever since last sunday in the new york times did that amazing puff piece on ben smith calling him what was it? the boy generalous or whatever. is he like impossible to be around these days? >> oh, my gosh. it has totally gone to his head. you have no idea. i am totally kidding. it's the best. he is very humble and was i think, you know, we were all flattered by the being written
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about in the new york time style section but it was a point of amusement. >> say hello for us. >> i will definitely. >> thanks, ruby. thank you for joining united states. thanks to for your good work. she is a political reporter for buzzfeed. buzz feed is a fon om natural site. they are making a mark on journalism and here in the capitol at >> this is "the bill press show." i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us.
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[ music ] >> heard around country and seen on current tv, this is "the bill press show." >> 26 minutes after the hour arthur delaney from huffington post in the next segment of the show to talk about sequester and its real impact on real people with real cuts. we will take your called at 866-55-press. if we all seem a little slow a little hung over today, that's right. we are because we were up late last night watching the oscars. not the greatest that we have seen. i thought some of the presenters were unprepared or awkward or bed. seth mcfarland, i thought, was a total below average. bring back whoopi goldberg. bring back billy crystal. >> i liked chris rock. >> i thought he was great.
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yeah. i did, too. there were some big surprises. one was the person they tapped to presents the oscar for best picture. >> and the oscar goes to "argo". >> mo-bama. >> quick story, as you mentioned argue "argo" best picture. you are not allowed to see it in iran. so they, late last night, early this morning and said it was a advertisements for the cia. this was a political statement by america. this whole thing was put together to make republican look bad. >> who cares. another big surprise last night, everybody remembers that
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"lincoln" was a slam dunk for best picture. didn't happen. michael douglas announces that surprise. the oscar goes to ang lee. >> there it is ang lee for direction of "life of pi." did you see it, peter? >> i did. i thought it was great. in tirlt of what he did to carry that vision of what he did. >> bill: it's the only one i did not see. i guess i will have to see it next. arthur delaney next from huffington post. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] iq will go way up. (vo) current tv gets the converstion started weekdays at 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host
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>> chatting with you live at this is the bill press show. live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: here we go 33 minutes after the hour. it is monday february 2nd knife, the full court press coming to you live coast to coast as always taking your calls at 866-55-press. we are now in the week of the sequester. and earthur delaney has been writing a lot about it for huffington post, good friend of the program here in studio. thank you for coming in. >> good morning. >> so, i would like your -- we wanted you to come in this morning. i would like your help in helping me shoot down what is now the -- what did i call it? the current wisdom or something. from the prevailing wisdom in washington, d.c. among republicans and so many people
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in the media. sequester, ahh, it's not going to be that bad. all we have to do is tighten our belt a little bit so no big deal. true or false? >> well, i would say that this wisdom only prevails among a certain number of republicans. it's not universal. >> true. but the others are not speaking out. i have yet to hear one republican say, this is bad for the country and we should not, as a party should not have anything to do with it. >> you are right. >> can you give me one republican who has said that? >> congressional republicans have had some talking points that are maybe raising the alarm a little bit but for the most part, their approach has been kind of "caz." some are especially bob mcdonald who told all kinds of reporters yesterday, for the
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love of god, please don't do this to me. all of these defense contractors in my state. >> virginia would be really hard-hit. >> right. he is so upset that he won't even say: don't do tax increases. just replace it. i don't care how you do it. >> really? you mean it would be okay if they raise taxes as part of a replacement? he said, you know what? whatever. so, that's a measure of how upset some of the governors are. >> you are right. for the most part. >> talking about the politicians here in congress, i have not heard anybody on the senate and house stand up and say we should not be doing this. this is wrong for the country: when they say that -- well here is, for example, tom coburn. coburn is a fairly intelligent guy. right? a doctor. >> a doctor. much too conservative for my tastes but he is a fiscal hawk.
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so he is not crazy. but here is co bun yesterday basically dismissing the sequester as anything we have to worry about. >> what sequestration is a terrible way to cut spending. i don't agree with that but to not cut 21/2 % over the total budget over a year when it's twice the size it was 10 years ago, give me a break. the american people, we see all of these claims about what a tragedy it's going to be. the secretary of transportation can assure us all of the planes are going to be safe the department of homeland security can assure us they get through the airports. they have discretion in terms of how they spend money and they are exaggerating the impact. >> so the white house has been detailing, going to great detail telling us all of the different things that are going to get whacked, head start, air traffic control, nutrition for the
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elderly. they do have a political reason to do that because they are winning the messaging war so they talk about this being terrible and people are going to blame it on republicans. on the other hand, it's true that they are going to cut all of this stuff. >> right. we are going to see who was right. we will know whether coburn was right to call this too much exaggeration. >> we will no later this year. we will no more the next year if it continues. and then even more the third year. but as much as i love saying, i told you so, i told you you were wrong. you misled the american people. i would rather not have to say
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that. >> right. >> i don't want to have to go through that pain. we should not be forced to go through that pain in order to find out who was right. >> there are a few things that are -- >> one thing, i want to build on what you said is that correct the white house last night released a list of all 50 states. you can go to white asks check this document and click on your state and find out how many jobs are at risk. as you pointed out, military ness, law enforcement, all the way down the line, state by state by state by state. it's real. right? >> what does that, releasing a state by state list is it generates stories by the local news and pretty much every state. so it's an effective strategy for putting tons of pressure from politicians back in their districts. if they are hearing it from washington, they are not that worried but if they hear it from home, it could be something that motivates them.
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>> no one expects the signature to change. >> the republicans i think have really dug in their heels this is not going to be that bad, that they can successfully blame it on obama. right? >> right. >> and, therefore, no -- they are not going to -- no political adverse political impact on the republican party. i think they are dead wrong. >> it's baffling. >> i always kid you because your job at huffington post is to tell the bad news and you have the delaney downer every day real working americans who are hurt by different government policies. these are the people going to be hurt by this secquester. >> this is a downer. this will happen next month if you are receiving long-term unemployment insurance, you are going to have your benefits cut 10% as a result of this. >> bill: they are not that much to begin with? >> $300 a week. if you have been out of work for
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6 months or longer, you are already strapped. >> that's about 2 million people. definitely 10% screwed. then there is 4 million fewer meals on wheels deliveries. so, i have no doubt that we will be able to find some old people who are hungry as a result of this which is kind of amazing. it's amazingly bad. but on the other happened, some of that money might not -- there are sessions where it's fungible, the dc office on aging is getting hundreds of thousands of dollars less. i talked to their director. he said senior meals won't be affected by this. we will cope some other way. >> look at the pentaspendgon, 80 ol',000 civilian employees will be furloughed. that won't kick in until february 1st. april 1st. i'm sorry. it takes awhile to build into this t but once that starts >> they are going to be off one day a week without pay, which means a 20% pay cut.
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that's real though these people probably making $3,035,000 a year. >> who will not be spending that money at the store and whatever. >> that's exactly how it reverb rates through the economy. >> i was in the briefing room on friday when secretary ray lahood came in. now, not everybody flies. right? not everybody flies frequently but millions and millions and millions of americans do. right? >> i flew recently. airports are infuriating. you are going to make them more infuriating, that's going to be a problem. >> ray lahood is saying it is not exaggerate to go say that a quick cliptiously this is something peoples are going to notice flights to major cities like new york, san francisco and others could experience delays of 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer on staff.
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>> they willhave to furlough among them their number 1 work force, the air traffic controllers. there are fewer air traffic controllers on the job. flights are going to have to be spaced out up to 90 minutes, a lot of flights cancelled and in some cases, he said they are even going to close down airports if they are not big airports. they won't be able to handle them. >> that's really impact on real people. >> it's dire. although this is people traveling for the most part probably not the most down and out constituency but for his sake, he better be right about that. if people say ray lahood told us to be too worried. >> they may not be that down and out but more and more americans are -- there is a major need for transportation. they are taking their family on little vaycations, come down to disney world or whatever. right? they make you take your shoes off and all of this crap. >> you are not going to be happy
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because of the sequester you are not going to be happy. bad public policy, and it is no exaggeration to say people are going to see the impact of these cuts. arthur delaney covering them for huffington post. i see calls and your comments and questions when we come back here on this monday edition of the "full-court press." >> heard around the country and seen on current tv this is "the bill press show." to doing anyway. staying in tough with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them, right? vo: the war room tonight at 6 eastern
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show." >> here we are 13 minutes before the top of the hour, the sequester republicans say, no, do nots believe it. don't believe it. they are just exaggerating. arthur dlaen is here fromelaney is here from huffington post, no, it's real. arthur delaney from huffington post in studio. arthur, you mention the this report went on the from the white house last night detailing what would happen in each of the 50 states. the headlights reflect that and the detroit news this morning, headlines, michigan to lose millions in jobs money in across-the- across-the-board spenting cuts. connecticut, in the louisville currier journal, kentucky and indiana would feel federal spending cuts from defense to parks. state by state. they have outlined who will get
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hit. now maybe people will be aware of what's happened. >> we are on twitter @bpshow. lots of people weighing in on seth mcfarland. marine said seth mcfar lanted was great. the younger audience loved him. i don't know if i agree with that but paul winters says isn't bashing the oscar arresthost as much as watching the ausc-arizona, themselves >> bill: the billy crystal days, whoopi goldberg. i was he can static. >> people debate. he is funny. but people always debate it, you know. i think that's a valid point to bring up. on the sequester, dub says, the g.o.p. has to be careful. they can't admit sequester will cost jobs. they have to admit the
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government creates jobs. @bp show on twitter. >> before we get to the phones, a quick comment on bob woodward. bob woodward said the president is lying. this is his baby, his idea and he should get blamed for it. your take on that? >> okay. the argument is the white house came up with the policy. they came up with it because they were in a situation where the government was going to default and shut down. and republicans wouldn't move unless they had some guarantee there will be a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> if you read the woodward piece, it's -- >> i think he is a pompous ass. there is that. >> anyway most republicans voted for it. i don't see how you get around that. >> no. john boehner voted for it.
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paul ryan voted for it. i guess mitch mcconnell voted for it but in the house, they all voted for it. 174 republicans. this is a silly debate but they cannot escape responsibility. right? it's as much their baby as anybody's baby. >> it's a debate a baby would have. >> thank you. >> the real question is: is this good public policy or not? the answer to that is clearliel no mark is call from floufrns organizegan organizegan. >> what do you say? >> i have been watching the sequestration. whatever you want to call it. >> sec restoration. >> and it comes down to my feeling is it goes back to, '08 when obama became our elected president. and the republicans came out and
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i remember them saying whatever he was for, they are going to vote against. when you recall back, when it was romney's plan in michigan, that's a great plan. obama wanted to use romney's plan. boom. bad plan. >> i think you are talking -- i appreciate the call, hay, about healthcare in massachusetts. the question he raises arthur we addressed this a little earlier in the program, if this were a republican president in the white house, do you think the republicans would -- in the congress would have the same policy today? >> they would oh, my goodness have a have a completely different approach to everything that is happening. that doesn't mean the overall dynamic would be completely different because if mitt romney had won, his arch nemesis, harry reid would be elevated and
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holding things up presumably. >> i don't think you couldn't show historically putting party aside that the democrats oppose every single thing that george bush tried to do where there is a group of republicans here that is opposed -- has opposed everything single thing. they have publically stated if obama is for it t they are against it. a lot of the under lying opposition to doing something to avoid a sequester where they talk about who is to blame or whether it's real or not, funneled fundamentally, they are saying we don't want obama stowin this one. they are running out the clock. to do anything here is a barrage of talking points, some of which are sillier than others. >> let's say a quick hello to david. a comment from david in east ridge. >> david what are you wearing -- >> who are you wearing? >> good morning, bill. my question is: how come nobody seems to blame the president for
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signing this bill to start with? >> we do. they do. they do. by the way he did sign it. so what is what i would say. wants this to go into effect he did not want it to go into effect. he said from the beginning he didn't like it as arthur pointed out it was part of a cambrics to get the debt ceiling signed. he would not if 174 republicans had not voted for it. >> david makes a valid point. he cannot disown the sequester. it is his baby as well as congress's baby. >> he has said that. the republicans say it's all obama's baby which is total bs. i will i am going to repeat again what i said before. when it passed john boehner said, i'm happy. i got 98% of what i wanted in my back pocket. there it is. all right. arthur, we never have enough
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time. good man. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. >> who are you wearing? >> lane bryant. >> i don't know? >> i am wearing macy's. >> bill: i will be back for the parting shot. >> this is "the bill press show." look like new, longer. save them. woolite everyday cleans your jeans and won't torture your tanks. woolite washed clothes look like new, longer.
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